Around this time last week, Cameron McGlenn was preparing to play in his game for the VooDoo.
It ended in grand fashion with two interceptions, helping his new team break an eight-game losing streak.
Now the goal is to do it all again, starting with Saturday’s road game to Philadelphia. The VooDoo (2-8) are winless this season on the road.
To overcome the Soul this year, they will need efforts from players like McGlenn, who was cut from Spokane three weeks ago.
“I struggled in the first half,” he said. “It’s hard to develop chemistry (so fast) with new guys. I tried to respond in the second half and help the team win.
“I was just blessed to be in the right place at the right time.”
His new coach is anxious to see more.
“He stepped up and played like a veteran,” VooDoo coach Pat O’Hara said.
Rocco rocks ’em
Last Saturday’s 69-40 VooDoo win against Cleveland represented Kurt Rocco’s best game of 2013.
Rocco, playing after suffering his second knee injury of the season, passed for 250 yards and threw seven touchdowns. It marked his first game of the season without an interception.
If he wants to make a stretch out of his standout play, the VooDoo must keep him separated from Philadelphia Soul defensive lineman Bryan Robinson on Saturday.
Robinson’s eight sacks rank second in the Arena Football League. Overall, he’s helped the Soul rank fourth in the league in sacks (20).
Morgan in familiar territory
Last season, the Soul (5-5) eliminated the VooDoo 66-53 in the 2012 American Conference Playoffs. VooDoo receiver Donovan Morgan was still a member of the Soul.
“They’re a great organization,” Morgan said. “I still have a log of fans up there. But I’m going up there to get a victory.”
Holmes dealt to Talons
The VooDoo traded receiver/kick returner Brent Holmes for the San Antonio Talons’ draft order (No. 7), while signing receiver Antonio Robinson, a former Nicholls State standout.
The Arena Football League has focused in recent seasons on relocating players as close as possible to their hometown AFL franchise.
Holmes, a native of San Antonio, played for the Talons last season, catching 62 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns.
He had less of an impact on the VooDoo offense, leaving town after compiling 17 catches for 158 yards. He did, though, make an impact on special teams. In six games, he averaged 18.2 yards on kick returns.
Robinson was on Green Bay’s practice squad when the Packers beat Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
Coleman heads north
Offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman has left the VooDoo to sign with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.
This season, Coleman played in five games. He has also played for the Orlando Predators and Chicago Rush. He is the second VooDoo player this season to depart for the CFL.